Various posts on NextDoor and Facebook mention several dogs with poisoning symptoms have been reported at local veterinary clinics. The common thread is that all of the dogs got sick from something around Mavericks or Princeton Harbor. Veterinarians are checking with the harbor patrol for any further information, but dog owners are advised to keep their dogs away from these areas until further notice.
In lower Linda Mar near Marvilla Circle is a small corner "pocket park". It's not much, but it's clean and generally well maintained by the city. We in the neighborhood would like to keep it that way. To this end, if you recognize either of these two motorcyclists (above) as being your son, let him know that our neighborhood would prefer that he and his friend not drive over the sidewalk and through the gated entrance to do donuts on the small lawn there. Several families use this park and prefer that the grass not be torn up. Next time I see this poor choice of behavior (not the first time these motorcyclists have been a nuisance in the area), I'll call the police immediately. Thanks.
A Seattle man used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider, starting a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage to his rental home, Seattle fire officials say. The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported. (Associated Press, Firefighter Nation)
Tight water restrictions, including $500-a-day fines, that go into effect August 1 were approved late Tuesday by regulators, who added a last-minute surprise: Water agencies will be required to track and report water use based on gallons per person per day beginning in October.
Any municipal employee whom local officials empower will be able to write a ticket for an offense.
Will private enterprises spring up to start operating water schools? A wave of businesses will probably emerge to help people cope with the crisis. Santa Cruz has already started a water school, similar to traffic school, to combat the anger being generated by enormous monthly water bills and fines (one family's bill had grown from $60 a month to $1,700, including punishments).
During the first month of rationing, 1,635 account holders wound up generating $341,000 worth of fines, including one for $4,000. Thousands of dollars in penalties can be washed away in exchange for an hour and a half or two hours of education.
A woman walking in Pacifica late Saturday night was struck and critically injured by a man suspected of driving under the influence, police said Sunday.
The 33-year-old Pacifica woman was crossing San Pedro Road north of the Pedro Point Shopping Center when a driver heading south along the roadway hit her, according to police. The woman was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Police said officers at the scene determined that the driver, identified as 32-year-old Robert Walton of Montara, was driving under the influence at the time of the crash. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to San Mateo County Jail.
The investigation into the collision is ongoing and anyone who witnessed it is asked to call Pacifica police at 650-738-7314.
"There are early suggestions that remnant moisture from East Pacific Hurricane Cristina could move towards California later next week. This would be extraordinarily early in the season for such an event, since the average formation date for the second E. Pac. tropical cyclone of the season is mid-July! Certainly something to keep an eye on in the coming days..."